Trump takes no responsibility for Capitol attack

President Donald Trump is taking no responsibility for his role in fomenting a violent insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. (Jan. 12)

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DONALD TRUMP: I think that big tech is doing a horrible thing for our country and to our country, and I believe it's going to be a catastrophic mistake for them. They're dividing and divisive, and they're showing something that I've been predicting for a long time. I've been predicting it for a long time, and people didn't act on it.

But I think big tech has made a terrible mistake, and very, very bad for our country. And that's leading others to do the same thing, and it causes a lot of problems and a lot of danger. Big mistake-- they shouldn't be doing it.

There's always a countermove when they do that. I've never seen such anger as I see right now, and that's a terrible thing, terrible thing. And you have to always avoid violence. And we have, we have tremendous support, we have support probably like nobody's ever seen before. Always have to avoid the violence.

So if you read my speech-- and many people have done it and I've seen it, both in the papers and in the media, on television-- it's been analyzed and people thought that what I said was totally appropriate. And if you look at what other people have said, politicians at a high level, about the riots during the summer, the horrible riots in Portland and Seattle and various other places, that was a real problem-- what they said. But they analyzed my speech, and my words, and my final paragraph, my final sentence, and everybody to the T thought it was totally appropriate.